Beyonce releases rare wedding footage, Barry Manilow remembers 2014 wedding, and more news…

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(c) Beyonce.com, “Die For You” video (released 4 Apr 2017)

To celebrate her 9th wedding anniversary on April 4th, Beyonce released a new video cut of her song “Die With You,” featuring clips from some of her sweetest moment with husband Jay-Z. Among the clips was rare footage from their Friday, April 4, 2008 wedding in New York – the couple dancing down the aisle after saying their “I do’s” and feeding each other cake at the reception.

It’s the clearest shot yet of her beautiful strapless wedding gown with elaborate tiers and ruffles, which was designed and principally executed by her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson. Last year, Lawson admitted that Beyonce wasn’t totally happy with the gown she eventually wore, but that she didn’t want to say anything to her mother. “She was so sweet to let me do that,” Lawson admitted.

The couple welcomed their first child together, Blue Ivy, in 2012, and will welcome twins later this spring.

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(c) Martin Schoeller for People: Barry Manilow and Garry Nief were married at home in 2014, and have been together personally and professionally since 1978.

Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow kept his love life from the public eye for most of his adult life, but in 2015 it was revealed that Manilow had married his manager of forty years, Garry Kief, a year earlier. This week, Manilow opens up about the love of his life, and his top-secret ceremony, for People Magazine‘s cover story.

The couple invited 20-30 close friends to a lunch at their 53-acre estate in Palm Springs, California, only to marry in a surprise ceremony in which they exchanged wedding bands. Though they did not sign any formal paperwork at the time, they have since (same-sex marriage was not made legal in the U.S. until June 2015).

“I didn’t think it was going to be that emotional,” Manilow told People this week. “It was deeper than we thought it was going to be, looking at each other, saying, ‘I love you’ in front of people.”

Manilow, now 73, and Kief, 68, then a TV executive, met at the height of Manilow’s fame in 1978. The singer recalled early in their relationship, when Kief attended one of his concerts and, after the show, became overwhelmed by the singer’s fans as they tried to leave the venue.

“I got into the car with him, and [the fans] were rocking the car,” Manilow remembered. “He was like, ‘I can’t handle this. It’s not for me.’ I’m glad he stayed.”

Source: People


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(c) Chris Polk/Getty Images for ACM, 2 Apr 2017: Sam Hunt and fiancee Hannah Lee Fowler pose together at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Country singer Sam Hunt proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Hannah Lee Fowler, in December, and the couple let slip this week that they’re planning to get married later this month.

Performing Sunday at the Academy of Country Music Awards, Hunt, 32, joined his blushing fiancee in the crowd while performing his hit “Body Like a Back Road.” Singing with his arm around her, a wedding band was visile on his left ring finger, leading some to wonder if he had already taken the plunge.

Instead, Hunt explained to Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet, “I put it on to try it on, and decided it felt too good and I didn’t want to take it off,” he told Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet. “It’s only a few weeks left before we do get married.”

He revealed that the wedding would be “low-key, low maintenance. We are both kind of introverted people for the most part, so we don’t like celebrating ourselves too much. If there ever is a time to do it, it is now, and it is more to celebrate the union of marriage than it is each other. I am excited about doing that.”

Fowler was the inspiration behind Hunt’s 2015 debut album, Montevallo, which is named for her Alabama hometown.

Source: Entertainment Tonight


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(c) Petra Veikkola Photography

According to social sharing site Pinterest, the naked cake is so last year (just don’t tell that to Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke!)…

Pinterest boards are great sources of wedding inspiration, and the company knows it – they recently released their 2017 Wedding Report, which tracks saved pins to get a sense of which trends brides-to-be are most interested in for the coming year. The trend that stood out above all others was the drip cake – frosted caked with an additional layer of gel icing that drips over the edge of the cake.

Other trends highlighted in the report include natural hairstyles, outdoor ceremonies in the mountains, ready-to-wear wedding dresses and self-serve draught bars.

Source: Pinterest

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